The Children's and Young Adult Collection (CYAC) is a small teaching and browsing collection that support students in the School of Education, as well as children and young adults in the CU and wider Boulder communities.

A student working in the Libraries' Archives, sorting papers.

From the Archives: Our amazing student employees!

April 11, 2018

In honor of National Library Worker Day and CU’s Student Appreciation Week, we would like to recognize the amazing students we have been lucky to work with in the CU Boulder Archives. From student assistants to graduate fellows, our students have been pivotal in making our collections available through projects...

CU Boulder Photo Archivist Jennifer Sanchez

Q and A with photo archivist Jennifer Sanchez

April 10, 2018

Jennifer, as the photo archivist for the University Libraries, tell us, what does a photo archivist do? JS: I primarily work on preserving and providing access to photographic and audio/visual materials in the CU Boulder Archives. I manage the collections that are primarily composed of photographs and also help other...

Conference on World Affairs 1950s

From the Archives: Conference on World Affairs

April 9, 2018

Scene from the Conference on World Affairs, circa 1950. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Conference on World Affairs is a year-round unit of the University of Colorado Boulder, offering events without admission fees to the Boulder community, students, and the public. Their most popular event is CWA Week, which starts...

ames “Jim” Zarichny, a lifelong activist in the labor, civil rights, peace, and socialist movements

From the Archives: James Zarichny

April 8, 2018

James “Jim” Zarichny was a lifelong activist in the labor, civil rights, peace, and socialist movements. During his undergraduate career in Michigan, he was put on probation for distributing leaflets, sentenced to prison (for a day!), and eventually expelled for his Communist Party membership. After a few years working at...

Sepia tone photo of James Washington Bell

From the Archives: James W. Bell

April 7, 2018

Dr. James W. Bell was born in Strafort in 1855. He attended the University of Toronto (BA), and the University of Leipzig (MA & PhD). Bell received the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Leipzig. He wrote his dissertation on emigration and was the first recipient of...

Papers from the Adrienne Anderson Collection

From the Archives: Adrienne Anderson

April 6, 2018

Along with her work as an instructor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Adrienne Anderson was a longtime environmental activist who worked with labor unions, neighborhoods affected by industrial pollution, and a host of organizations on behalf of environmental justice. As an activist with the Toxic Alliance...

Man and a burro loaded with bags on the mountain side. Details unknown.

The General Photograph Collection of CU Boulder Archives

April 5, 2018

Many of the photos in the CU Boulder Archives are dispersed throughout a variety of collections and require a little bit of effort to find exactly what you might want to see...that is, if what you want to see even exists in one of our collections! One of the collections...

Ruth Cave Flowers

The Legacy of Ruth Cave Flowers

April 4, 2018

Yesterday, April 3rd, 2018, we highlighted Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, CU’s first African-American female graduate who was looked over by history. Tonight, Buchanan will be posthumously honored at the first Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture with a presentation by Polly McLean. Buchanan graduated in 1918, but it was long thought that Ruth...

 Lucille Berkeley Buchanan

Missing from the Archives: Lucille Berkeley Buchanan

April 3, 2018

We congratulate CU Boulder Associate Professor of Media Studies Polly E. Bugros McLean on her research into Lucille Berkeley Buchanan , and her designation to give the inaugural Lucille Berekeley Buchanan Lecture , Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. Mclean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s...

Dr. Edward U. Condon

From the Archives: Edward U. Condon and UFO studies

April 2, 2018

Dr. Edward U. Condon (1902-1974), professor of physics and astrophysics and fellow of the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) at the University of Colorado, was well-known for his participation in the development of radar and nuclear weapon. The Franck–Condon principle and the Slater–Condon rules are co-named after him. Condon...